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THE ACRYLIC BOOK

Second Edition

Copyright by Binny & Smith, Inc

Used with permission

A HANDBOOK OF ART APPLICATIONS & TECHNIQUES FOR ACRYLIC GESSO, PAINT, MEDIUMS AND VARNISHES

PART 1

WHAT IS ACRYLIC PAINT?

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Attributes
  • Resin System
  • Flexibility

LABEL INFORMATION

  • Opacity
  • Hue, Value, Chroma
  • Permanency

LIQUITEX ACRYLIC PAINT

  • Color Range
  • Single Pigment Colors
  • Mixed Pigment Colors
  • Hue Replacement Colors

PROFESSIONAL GRADE

  • Medium Viscosity
  • High Viscosity

STUDENT GRADE

  • Basics

SPECIALTY PAINTS

  • Interference Colors
  • Iridescent Colors
  • Fluorescent Colors
  • Liquigems (Glitter) Colors
  • Glossies Acrylic Enamel Colors

SURFACE PREPARATIONS

  • Gesso
  • Wood Stains

SURFACE PREPARATION TECH.

  • see Part 2 Applications & Techniques

LIQUITEX PAINT ADDITIVES

  • Attributes
  • Slow-Dri Fluid Retarder
  • Slow-Dri Gel Retarder
  • Flow-Aid Flow Enhancer
  • Liquithick Gel Acrylic Thickener
  • Marble Ease Marbling Fluid

 

PART 2

APPLICATIONS & TECHNIQUES

LIQUITEX ACRYLIC MEDIUMS

  • Attributes
  • Uses
  • Application
  • Intermixing with paint
  • Intermixing with other mediums
FLUID MEDIUMS - Medium Viscosity
  • Attributes
  • Gloss Medium & Varnish
  • Matte Medium
  • Iridescent Tinting Medium
  • Matte Opaque Extender Medium
  • Gloss Painting & Blending Medium
  • Fabric Medium

GEL MEDIUMS - High Viscosity

  • Attributes
  • Gloss Gel Medium
  • Matte Gel Medium
  • Matte Opaque Extender Gel Medium
  • Texture Gel Mediums
  • Black Lava
  • Blended Fibers
  • Ceramic Stucco
  • Glass Beads
  • Light Modeling Paste
  • Natural Sand
  • Resin Sand
  • White Opaque Flakes

GEL MEDIUMS - Extra High Viscosity

  • Attributes
  • Gloss Heavy Gel Medium
  • Acrylic Modeling Paste

LIQUITEX VARNISHES

  • Permanent Non-removable Varnishes
  • Attributes
  • Gloss Medium & Varnish - Flexible Surfaces
  • Matte Varnish - Flexible Surfaces
  • High Gloss Varnish - Rigid Surfaces
  • Satin Varnish - Rigid Surfaces

FINAL REMOVABLE VARNISHES

  • Attributes
  • Soluvar Varnish (Gloss & Matte)